AMD to Launch 95 Watt FX-8300 CPU

The new CPU will run at 3.30/4.20 GHz and is able to reach the clock speed of the flagship FX-8350 (4.0/4.2 GHz). However, the new FX-8300 will only be rated at a TDP of 95 watts, versus a TDP of 125 watts for all but one other 8-core FX processors.

FX-8300 joins the FX-8100 in the 95 watt TDP spot, but promises a performance upgrade from the 8100's 3.1/3.7 GHz spec. Not surprisingly, the 8300 will be based on Piledriver cores with a total of 8 MB L2 and 8 MB L3 cache.

Xbit Labs reports that the FX-8300 will debut in Japan for 16,980 yen, or about $197. Given its performance upgrade over the 8100 into the range of the 8350, as well as its power advantage over the 8350, AMD is likely to position the CPU as a premium product and the highest price among all FX processors. The FX-8350 currently carries a tray price of $195 and street prices of about $190, which means that the FX-8300 is likely to check in at close to $200.

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  • apache_livesummmm you do know the i7 3770k is a 77w chip, and even the old i5 2500k stock eats those AMD's alive right?more positive news means there tweaking the process some more, squeezing more out of it -- a few reviews will see whether this will increase the overclock-ability or hamper it


    What are your sources for "even the old i5 2500k stock eats those AMD's alive"? In Tom's fx8350 review, they showed it beating the new i5 3570 in 6 out of 11 applications.
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  • lostmyclan95 watts I want. Time to sell the 3770k and move to piledriver


    ummmm you do know the i7 3770k is a 77w chip, and even the old i5 2500k stock eats those AMD's alive right?

    more positive news means there tweaking the process some more, squeezing more out of it -- a few reviews will see whether this will increase the overclock-ability or hamper it
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  • Go AMD, keep up the good with with new APU's and CPU's in PC's, laptops, tablets and everything else! :)
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  • lostmyclan95 watts I want. Time to sell the 3770k and move to piledriver


    ummmm you do know the i7 3770k is a 77w chip, and even the old i5 2500k stock eats those AMD's alive right?

    more positive news means there tweaking the process some more, squeezing more out of it -- a few reviews will see whether this will increase the overclock-ability or hamper it
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  • If it can reach the same turbo as the 8350, isn't it mean that it is just an underclocked 8350? Why more expensive then?
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  • 95w sounds great but not if you have to pay a premuim for it.
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